The prodigal son
Good Friday to you all here on readcash and I hope we are all having a nice time.
It’s already the weekend again. Just like yesterday when we were out there on Monday preparing for another week of business and transactions, another week to do more and earn more. And here comes another weekend for relaxation.
We give thanks to the source that created life and all in it. It’s not by our power or by our might for witnessing another beak day again on the earth's surface. But all praises be to the almighty.
It’s been a busy week for me too as I could hardly make time to check on articles and make comments too. But I would always make sure I don’t miss out on checking the platform each day. I would just have to make up my mind again to become active and strong again just like the days in the past. I have been so lazy these days.
Procrastination became a close friend of mine instead of an enemy. I don’t know what’s up. But I would always try fighting through.
While I was preparing for the Friday prayer that we observe every week. Then my friend played a sermon on his device so I happened to be opportune to listen to some part of it. It was all about decision-making and how it changes our lives positively and negatively. The clerk was trying to preach on how careful we need to be when we make decisions. Then he sighted an example of the prodigal son in the Bible.
Immediately he uttered the prodigal son. It reminded me of the storybook we read at school about the prodigal son. After listening to his sermon I realized there was just a similar message to pass across.
The prodigal son.
The story was about a wealthy man who had two sons then the younger son was impatient to inherit his father's assets and wealth. He felt like the best thing for him to do is to get his part out of his fathers' wealth and live a life of his own.
His father respected his decision and gave him his part of the wealth. The younger one went far away to live his life. He was free to do whatever he likes so he decided to spend extravagantly and unconsciously about what would be the end of him. He had a luxury lifestyle but it all lasted for a short while.
Famine came into his life and he was seriously in hunger as he resulted in taking the work of a swineherd. He was hardly able to feed on a loaf of bread which was a different case for his father’s workers.
He realized he had been suffering himself so much and he regretted his decision. He practiced on some speech to seek forgiveness from his father and also plead for him to accept him as a worker under him since he had failed as a son.
Before he finished up his speech, his father already accepted him wholeheartedly. And not as a worker but as his lost son who had found his way back home after he realized the reality.
Thanks so much for the encouragement ❤️
He celebrated his arrival. His first son was jealous and sad because his father never gave him a dime of his wealth upon his hard work yet he still had to celebrate the youngest one after taking part in his fathers' wealth.
Then his father made it clear to him that he owns all his belongings which his lost brother who just found his way back home is also part of. So he should embrace and celebrate with him.
Morals and conclusion.
His son made another great decision again after taking his first decision. He made both decisions but the right decision had a positive impact on his life while the wrong decision also harmed his life. That’s just the power of decision-making.
Let's not allow procrastination to win😂 and the prodigal son story never gets old. And true too, the decisions we make will determine where our life would be.